At Baselworld 2015, FRANC VILA presented the FVn Nº 3 Inaccessible Tourbillon Minute Repeater. As explained by Franc Vila, the creator of the Swiss brand, he chose the name Inaccessible because there won’t be two identical watches in this collection. Every piece will have a unique dial or some details that will made them different.
The inaugural piece of the collection was presented in Baselworld 2015 and is the first platinum watch ever made by FRANC VILA. This material is not normally optimal for minute repeaters due to its density, but Franc Vila faced this challenge thanks to his background as a chemist and his acquired knowledge and experience when the brand introduced the SuperLigero collections.
The FVn Nº 3 Inaccessible follows the philosophy of the FVa35 SuperLigero 5-Minute repeater: the clever combination of different densities in the watchcase and in the parts of the movement in charge of the transmission of the sound. This technical approach delivers an astounding sonority thus allowing the use of dense materials for the construction of the watchcase.
Mr. Vila has also developed a completely different piece by creating a skeleton version of the movement. Presented in red gold, the timepiece shows its mechanical beauty through the front crystal without any obstruction apart of the floating indexes for the hours. The deepness and three-dimensional effect is enriched and emphasized with the flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock.
One of the characteristics of the FVn Nº 3 Inaccessible is the mechanism to activate the minute repetition. Instead of using a lever to start the repeater Franc Vila chose the rotation of the bezel, thus achieving a more balanced design from aesthetics point of view. The FVn Nº 3 is also the first tourbillon with minute repeater water resistant to 100 meters ever made.
Case and bezel in platinum or red gold
Special “Esprit Unique” shape with an elliptical and circular bezel
Sapphire crystal and case back with double anti-reflective treatment
Water resistant to 100 meters
FV Nº 3 hand-wound manufactured calibre
Flying tourbillon with minute repeater
Frequency 21600 vph
90 hours power reserve
29 rubies.315 pieces
Hours and minutes
Flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock
Red gold version: Skeleton movement with floating apliques for the hours. Minutes indexes disposed around the border of the movement adapting to the “esprit unique” shape.
Crocodile leather bracelet with fold over-clasp
Ultra-exclusive collection composed of unique pieces